Yep, it’s time to check out another upcoming comic that’s just hit Kickstarter. This time it’s all about Guardians, a recent comic book series written by Todd Black, with art by Eng Chee Chua and colours by Alex Garcia. Rather than hear my take on it, here’s what it’s all about in the creator’s own words:
‘Guardians is a superhero story for a new age of comics. And it all centers around a place called Delta City.
You see Delta City is a place where great scientists and builders can come together to try and improve the world. And they do so, but it comes at a price. As time goes on, the value of the work they do increases, and that leads to crime, and a lot of it.
Now crime is nothing new right? So at first they just try and go on with their lives. But it quickly escalates, to the point where it’s pretty much unbearable. So in their desperation they cry out to their savior for help. And so…
“They asked for angels, they prayed for saviors, what they received…were Guardians.”‘
Sounds pretty neat, right? So I’m sure you’re wondering what you’re specifically funding and what you’re actually getting for it if you pop down your cash. Well issues 0-3 are already in the bank and finished, you can even read the prologue for free, so the Kickstarter is specifically to fund the next two issues. If they get any extra money they’re going to keep on trucking and produce the issues beyond that. So anything you throw them will be used directly for funding the comic.
Something that I think is pretty cool with Guardians is that Black has made the effort to interact with fans and actually build a fanbase. It’s a lot more hands on than you’ll usually see and it’s something that I really appreciate seeing. With that in mind it means if you’ve got any questions it’s easy enough to use Facebook or Twitter to directly get in touch.
Interested? You can donate from as little as $1 and still get something for your money, in fact that’s what Black himself told me is his goal. Rather than aim for lofty donations he’s simply asking anyone who wants to help to donate a single dollar. If enough people do that then the project will be funded and he gets to keep producing the comic.
If you want to see for yourself and donate (I did!) then you can check out the Kickstarter here.